Learning From More Than One Teacher

The family road trip to Boulder today with our son at the wheel became fodder for tonight's Coffee Break. 

It's interesting to me how many times I've fallen for the fallacy that there is only one right way to do things. Seems this is a common one for other people in my circles, too.

I noticed today that there were two teachers in the car and growing frustration on the part of the driver at having to listen to either or both of us. I realized then that I was seeing a truth that applies in so many areas of my life.

In my career, business path, and life in general, I've had a lot of voices of experience to listen to. I'm sure we all have. But ultimately the decisions we make don't belong to the teachers, they are ours alone.

Watching Bodhi navigate new roads with these disparate voices of experience talking into both ears was a stark lesson. He made the decisions he thought best, no matter what the voices of authority said.

I think there's a lesson there for all of us.

#independence #freedom #choice